Princeton Ham Radio Club



Princeton Ham Radio Club

The Princeton Ham Radio Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Hardees in Princeton at 11:00 AM. We would be pleased and encourage you to come and attend our meetings.

The Princeton Ham Radio Club Net is Tuesday Nights at 7:00 PM on 145.230 PL Tone of 179.9HZ We would like to invite you to use the PHRC repeater when in our area. The repeater is located just west of Princeton. We have a new UHF repeater 444.175 PL Tone of 123.0 which is located at the Princeton Vocational School

Princeton is located in Western Kentucky, exits 4, 12 and 13 off of West Kentucky Parkway

A few things we do

Club meets every 3rd Tuesday at Hardee’s @ 11:00am


The club owns and operates 2 repeaters. The frequency is 145.230 with a PL tone of 179.9 and 444.175 With a PL Tone of 123.


Tuesday at 7:00 PM we have a net on the VHF 145.230 repeater everyone is welcomed and encouraged to check in.

Every Saturday at 7:00 PM we participate in the “KY Fusion All Digital Net” which is hosted in our room 40806 you can use our UHF 444.175 repeater or any repeater/node that has a Wires-x connection. Just have it connected to our room (#40806) everyone is encouraged to check in.


The “Out to Lunch Bunch” is a group from the club that meets every Tuesday at Hardees at 11:00 and we have a good time talking about anything and everything, anyone is welcomed


This is an annual event sponsored by ARRL (American Radio Relay League) where clubs from all over the country set up their equipment in a remote area such as a park. The purpose is to demonstrate the ability of ham radio to set up in any situation and communicate.


Every Christmas season the club has a fellowship dinner and just a fun get together.

VE Testing

VE Testing returns on a

monthly schedule for Princeton, KY area  

Walk-ins are welcome. Tests for your entry level HAM license, or upgrades to your current license, will be given at the EOC meeting room, on the THIRD Saturday of each month. The EOC is located behind Heaton’s BBQ, just off I-69 at exit 79. Testing begins at 10:00 AM. Any questions regarding the testing program may be directed to Raymond Giannini, or Mike Taylor, 


Lads and ladies, June comes in in a very big way. The Princeton Hamfest starts us off on the one. Big day, big time, do not miss this. The next Saturday, the eighth, we will have a work day at Merlin’s. The repeater has been moved, now it’s time to take down the antenna and tower. We can’t thank Merlin enough, for hosting the 2m machine for all these years. Now it’s time to move on. Sad but true. We need to start early to beat the wind and heat. Be there around 7:00 AM. Let’s get this done early……..Father’s Day falls on the 16th. Happy dad’s day to those who are or soon will be……..And, then there’s Field Day ‘19. The City County Park is reserved the 22nd & 23rd for the event. We usually start on Saturday as early as we can get there. Not sure what we’ll have for supper. I’m sure it will be super. Pot luck is the normal. Bring a dish and/or dessert. We’ll have the meat. Hummm. That sounds familiar……….Not sure, yet, about testing on the 15th. We will have an ARRL VE test session at the hamfest. That’s about it. Thanks, everyone, for their support of the Princeton KY Ham Radio Club……….73……….Mikie……….N4MHT……….…